King’s Health Partners Clinician Innovators Programme (CLIP)

The King’s Health Partners Clinician Innovators Programme (CLIP) brings together clinicians and engineering students to design, develop and deliver affordable, innovative technologies to improve healthcare outcomes for patients locally and globally.

About CLIP:

Clinicians across King’s Health Partners encounter first-hand a range of clinical challenges and these experiences can enable them to identify potential solutions. Yet limitations on time and resources can be a major obstacle in developing these ideas into solutions to meet patients’ needs.

The CLIP programme supports the development of these innovative solutions by facilitating collaboration. We connect clinicians across Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts with biomedical engineering students at King’s College London. This gives our engineering students the opportunity to work through real-world healthcare challenges and gain practical experience, while creating products that can help improve outcomes for patients locally and globally.

Prof Prashant Jha, Head of Affordable Medical Technologies at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences and Professor of Health Innovations, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, co-founded CLIP in 2020 with Prof Anne Greenough, King’s Health Partners’ Director of Education and Training. Mr Joydeep Sinha, orthopaedic surgery, Prof Sir John Strang, Head of Addictions Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, Prof Prokar Dasgupta, King's Health Partners Professor of Surgery and Prof Seb Ourselin, Head of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s College London are key scientific advisors for the CLIP programme.

In the video below, Prof Prashant Jha provides an overview of the programme, its impact and why students and clinicians should get involved.

https://youtu.be/yzNhtRpXlrQ

How it works:

The CLIP programme accelerates the time and reduces the cost of developing innovative healthcare solutions by connecting clinicians and students with the relevant expertise. Clinicians bring their understanding of patients’ needs to provide inspiration and insight to those trained in technology development. These enables ideas to be brought to life to help solve a real-world patient needs.

With three NHS Foundation Trusts and a globally renowned university, King’s Health Partners is well-placed to support this collaboration.

We encourage the following individuals to engage with the programme:

  • A clinician who has identified a challenge that needs addressing.
  • A biomedical engineer looking for real world experience.

Prof Prashant Jha, co-founder of CLIP, said:

When you see a problem, intuitively we say, ‘I wish this could be fixed, I wish there were a way’, and CLIP is an answer to that wish.
Bring your problems, bring your ideas, we’ll work together and try to make the world a healthier place.

Find out more and get involved

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Co-Directors:

Also visit our events pages for information on upcoming workshops or contact educationacaddemy@kcl.ac.uk for more details.